Studio Notes on the 2016-Election Screenplay

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If the 2016 election were adapted into film, it would need a very big rewrite: the comedy’s too broad, and the story is just not believable. Tom O’Donnell, the author of "Hamstersaurus Rex," imagined what the studio honchos would have to say about a movie based on this year’s election, in his Daily Shouts piece “Studio Notes on the 2016 Presidential-Election Screenplay.” “‘Blood coming out of her wherever’ is going to get us an NC-17 rating,” a senior executive says, “Please cut.” The piece is performed by the comedian Lisa Lampanelli, the actor Brian Quijada, and The New Yorker’s Colin Stokes.